Head of the Class

Timmerman School

2219 Atascadero Drive

Columbia, SC, SC 29206

Phone: 803.782.2748

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Elizabeth Jordan, Principal

Nestled in the heart of Forest Acres, Timmerman School has educated and nurtured thousands of children in the Midlands for nearly 70 years. It serves students 2 years old through eighth grade. “I am honored and committed to continue the vision my mother embraced when founding this school,” says Elizabeth Jordan, head of school for Timmerman. “You have to know from whence you come in order to progress. The past needs to dictate the future. Best practices are just that — best practices. I think sometimes the pedagogy gets too mired in theory and not rational practice.”

Timmerman prides itself on an advanced placement curriculum while teaching and reinforcing the basics in a traditional environment. The teachers and staff at Timmerman are the very essence of its success. They are the heartbeat; they carry the torch. “I am a firm believer in leading by example,” Ms. Jordan says. “My teachers and I share a mutual passion for the profession. All students can succeed if given the right tools and if provided an environment conducive to learning. The culture of the school is of utmost importance. Students gain a respect for self as well as for others and are instilled with an appreciation of the American spirit. I think parents today are especially concerned that their children are receiving the educational tools in math, language arts, science, and history that have historically been the bellwether for academic success.” Timmerman takes these traditional values and enhances them through STEM, foreign language, art, and competitive sports.

“For the safety of our students and staff, we are pleased to partner with BarricAid Technologies. Installation of this state of the art security system should be finished this summer and should be operating fully for the start of the new school year.”